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Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
science fiction, showing those visions gone wrong. we associate utopia with how we perceive communism, especially soviet communism. because utopia has been so discredited, so dragged through the mud politically, especially during the years of the cold war that anyone who speaks in that language is dismissed in one form or another. >> would you call frederick douglass utopian? barack obama utopian? >> well, frederick douglass, i imagine was like the other abolitionists, regarded as dabbling in dreams. and would have been dismissed as a dreamer, or worse, a fraud. because when his first autobiography came out, when the narrative came out, many people questioned whether he had written it himself. it was impossible that a slave could have written these words. it must have been one of his abolitionist friends, one of his white abolitionist friends. it must have been garrison, et cetera. well, it turns out that indeed, douglass wrote those words. >> do you feel the same way four years later about that moment in rochester? >> yes. absolutely. >> do you feel the same way about obama
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